O'Hanlon, Niamh

Seminar Title: 


Irish Medication Safety Network (IMSN)



1. Current Status, Position

Niamh O'Hanlon is the current Chair of the Irish Medication Safety Network, a voluntary, independent group of hospital pharmacists from public and private hospitals in Ireland, with the aim to improve patient safety with regard to the use of medicines. She is the Chief II Pharmacist, Medicines Information at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin and a clinical lecturer for MSc in Hospital Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin.

2. Education

  • BPharm (Hons) University College London.
  • PG Cert Pharm Prac University College London.
  • MSc Health Services Management, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Grad Dip Risk Management in Healthcare, University College Dublin.

3. Research Area

Medicines Information & Medication Safety.

Niamh O'Hanlon is interested in quality improvement and optimising the safe use of medicines, and has special interest in VTE prevention. A member of international Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce (iPACT), Niamh was awarded Exemplar award from Thrombosis Ireland for her work on Venous thrombosis embolism awareness prevention. She has presented at IHI/BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare.

4. Conflict of interest